Accolade

The Accolade by Edmund Blair Leighton (1901) Accolade – (Ac’-co-lade) The ceremony by which in mediaeval times one was dubbed a knight. Antiquaries are not agreed on what this was. It has been made an embrace around the neck, a kiss or a slight blow upon...
Lines of Partition

Lines of Partition

They lines of partition may be enumerated as follows: Engrailed, embattled, indented, invecked or invected, wavy or undy, nebuly, dancetté, raguly, potenté, dovetailed, and urdy.

The Symbolisms of Heraldry (1898)

The Symbolisms of Heraldry (1898)

W. Cecil Wade collected traditional heraldry metaphors in his work The Symbolisms of Heraldry (1898). In 168 pages and 8 pages of illustrations, Wade passed on the bulk of the knowledge of “traditional” heraldic symbology known in the 19th century....
Archbishop

Archbishop

Church dignitaries of the first class. There are but two in England—the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York.

A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry

First published in 1894 in London, England by James Parker and Company, A Glossary of Terms Used in Herarldy by Henry Gough has become one of the most influential books of the 21st century for heraldry hobbyists.

“In Chief” or “On the Chief”

“In Chief” or “On the Chief”

Alan says: May 23, 2009 at 12:08 pm In heraldry, what is the difference between “In Chief” and “On the Chief” Herald Armiger says: Thanks Alan. When the phrase On the Chief is used it means there is a charge of some sort on a Chief. The Chief here is a partition of...